Game 118: Mets @ Astros

10:48 p.m.: Hisanori Takahashi earns his first major league save with a 1-2-3 ninth. Mets 3, Astros 1.

10:42 p.m.: The Mets' new closer is Hisanori Takahashi. At least today.

10:33 p.m.: Jeff Francoeur RBI triple. Make it 3-1.

10:30 p.m.: David Wright scores on a wild pitch in the ninth. Mets lead 2-1.

10:04 p.m.: Chris Carter pinch hits for Jon Niese in the eighth inning with the score tied at 1. Niese had thrown 100 pitches.

9:34 p.m.: Chris Johnson's RBI double in the sixth off Jon Niese evens the score at 1.

8:57 p.m.: Carlos Beltran, booed for defecting from the Astros to the Mets after the 2004 season, delivers a solo homer in the fourth inning off Wandy Rodriguez. In retrospect, did Houston fans really want Beltran to re-sign with them for seven years, given what they know now about the back-end performance?

7:10 p.m.: Lineups:


Jose Reyes, SS

Angel Pagan, LF

David Wright, 3B

Carlos Beltran, CF

Jeff Francoeur, RF

Mike Hessman, 1B

Henry Blanco, C

Luis Castillo, 2B

Jon Niese, LHP


Jeff Keppinger, 2B

Angel Sanchez, SS

Hunter Pence, RF

Carlos Lee, LF

Jason Michaels, CF

Chris Johnson, 3B

Brett Wallace, 1B

Jason Castro, C

Wandy Rodriguez, LHP